Only Washington’s two-game sweep of the Women’s College World Series best-of-three final kept the fans from setting the all-time WCWS attendance record.
With Tuesday night’s attendance of 5,807, a total of 60,512 fans came through the gates of Hall of Fame Stadium, setting a record for average attendance per session at 6,724. The total attendance was the second-most, behind the 2007 crowd of 62,463.
What, no Tebow?If you’re scoring quarterbacks in attendance at the WCWS, Washington won 2-0 over Florida. Current Husky quarterback Jake Locker was spotted in the stands supporting his girlfriend, Washington outfielder Lauren Greer. And former quarterback Isaiah Stanback, now a wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys, also made the trip north to support his alma mater.
Second straight first-timerWashington became a first-time softball national champion Tuesday night, following in the footsteps of first-timer Arizona State last year. There have not been back-to-back first-time WCWS champions since the first two years of the tournament’s existence.